On Saturday July 6th, 2019 at approximately 12:05am, police were called to attend a Normanby area Trailer Park in response to an alleged family dispute. While at the residence, police observed a non-restricted rifle and a box of ammunition in an open closet. The closet was not lockable, and there were not trigger or action locking device on the firearm. Consequently, police seized the JC HIGGINS, Model 30, .22 caliber semi-automatic firearm as well as the unsecured ammunition belonging to the firearm and the owner of the firearm, a 50 year old West Grey man was arrested and charged with improper storage of a firearm and ammunition. The accused Firearms Possession and Acquisition License was seized and he was later released on a promise to appear at the Walkerton courthouse on July 31st 2019 were he will answer to the charge. If you want to make sure you are up to date on how to properly store your firearms, you can visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/storage-entreposage-eng.htm
Stolen firearms and truck recovered
On Saturday June 22nd 2019, police received report of a break and enter that had occurred at a South Line road residence in the Glenelg area. The victim’s pick-up truck and tools, cash and electronics were stolen along with a large quantity of firearms.
On Sunday June 23rd 2019, the stolen truck was located in Hanover and the West Grey Police recovered the stolen truck and tools.
On Tuesday July 2nd 2019, subsequent to the on-going break and enter investigation, the West Grey Police Service successfully recovered eleven firearms which had been stolen from the Glenelg area residence.
The West Grey Police Criminal Investigations Bureau and Scenes of Crime team are working to process the recovered property and the investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.
On Sunday June 30th 2019 at approximately 2:25pm, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed Northbound on Grey County road 3. Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked in on the suspect vehicle registering at 133 kilometer per hour in a posted 80 kilometer per hour zone.
The suspect vehicle was intercepted by police and the driver was charged with Stunt driving at a rate of speed of 50 kilometers or more over the speed limit. The driver had her licence seized and suspended immediately for seven days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused, a 59 year old Owen Sound woman is set to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on July 23rd 2019 to answer to the charge.
Purple Fentanyl found in West Grey
On Tuesday July 2nd 2019, at approximately 9:08pm police attended an Elgin Street South residence in Durham to conduct a compliance check on an accused male who is presently out on conditions to remain in his residence overnight.
Police spoke with the accused male’s surety who advised that the accused was not home at this time. Police patrolled the area in search of the male and eventually spotted him upon his return to the residence where he was placed under arrest for Failing to Comply with the conditions of a Recognizance. Following the arrest, the accused was searched and 0.5 grams of purple Fentanyl was found to be in his possession in a foil wrap. The street value of this quantity is approximately two-hundred and fifty dollars.
Subsequent to police investigation, a 29 year old Durham male was charged with one count of being in possession of a schedule 1 substance, and one count of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse which will be held on the 3rd day of July 2019.
Fentanyl is much stronger than most other opioids—up to 100 times stronger than morphine—and is very dangerous if misused. Even a small amount can cause an overdose and death. If you see someone is overdosing, call 911 right away! While you are waiting for medical help to arrive, you can use a Naloxone kit to temporarily reverse the effects of the overdose. Naloxone kits are available at most pharmacies free of charge. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects you from being charged or convicted for drug possession if you call 911 to report an overdose, or if you are at the scene when emergency services arrive. This is true even if you are on probation for possession.
Police lay 37 charges during long weekend blitz
Over the Canada Day long weekend, police checked 733 vehicles that passed through eight ride programs. West Grey Police is happy to report that no alcohol or drug charges were laid and an enjoyable weekend was had by all. A total of 37 charges were laid including 25 speed related charges. Thank you to everyone who made sure that this was a safe weekend for all.
Fail to comply with release conditions
On Thursday July 4th 2019, police attended a Garafraxa Street South residence in Durham to conduct a compliance check on a male who is presently on conditions to remain within his residence. Upon arrival, police spoke with the other residents who confirmed that he was not home. On July 5th subsequent to the breach of release conditions, a 29 year old Durham man was arrested charged with one count of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance. The accused was transported to the West Grey Police Station where he was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse.